Well, according to Deadline, it looks like HBO will be bringing Gaiman's novel to screen - the small screen, and as a new fantasy series for them. Playtone (Tom Hanks' production company) will be behind this production, with Robert Richardson and Neil Gaiman writing the opening episode. I guess Richardson was the multiple Oscar winner that Gaiman was talking about.
Good choice for HBO, although a SANDMAN series wouldn't have been terrible either. But AMERICAN GODS certainly has enough material to sustain a series, I think, especially with Gaiman behind it.
Neil Gaiman's work shouldn't be difficult to put on film, but many of his novels have struggled to be adapted. Now comes word that AMERICAN GODS is going to happen, with a cinematographer and a director "who has many, many Oscars and is, I think, a genius", according to Gaiman himself. Apparently the rights were signed last week sometime. Here's a video with a little more information:
AMERICAN GODS is the story of how humanity's various deities throughout the centuries still exist but are now weaker since we have moved on from them. It's a terrific read, like so much of Gaiman's work. We can only speculate about who the director is - any thoughts? And personally, I'd love to see GOOD OMENS adapted sometime. I know that particular book has been struggling to get made into a film for years. Thanks to Bleeding Cool for the heads up.